Proposal Development Travel Awards

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In the development of multi-investigator proposals, it is not infrequent that an HBC Investigator needs to work together with a colleague residing at another institution, or that the HBC Investigator needs to consult with program officers at the funding agency.  In such cases, proposal planning and development is often facilitated by face-to-face discussions between or among these individuals.  For that purpose, HBC Investigators have requested and received funds that would allow them to pursue such activities.

Eligibility: Applicants must hold Principal Investigator status with the University of Kansas and must plan to submit the related grant 
through the HBC Grant Services Office.

Purpose: Provide support for travel which will enhance grant proposals and increase the likelihood of funding.

Examples of travel which are funded by this program:

      Grant Preparation: fund travel to meet with non-KU collaborators.

      Agency Representatives: fund travel to meet with agency representative prior to proposal submission

      Reverse Site Visit: fund travel for proposal review for program projects or center proposals

Application Procedure: Complete the  application form pdf. Please forward requests to Susan Wakefield, 109 Simons

Application deadline: Applications accepted at anytime. Applications should be made at least 30 days prior to travel date, when possible.

Evaluation Criteria: Overall impact of the travel award on the likelihood of funding and the overall benefit to the HBC
of the award (return on investment). Examples of benefit to the HBC are the following:

  • Indirect costs funds generated by grant
  • Grant provides data for future grant submission
  • Grant is first grant for a young/new investigator. The grant will serve as a springboard for future proposals.

For clarification or additional information please contact Susan Wakefield at 785-864-7339 or at swakefield@ku.edu


Past Travel Awards
  Sue Lunte   Support for the Lunte's research group to travel to the 2015 NIH Regional Seminar in San Diego. The seminar primarily targeted new investigators and administrators.
Frank Schoenen Support to travel to Oregon Health and Science University to meet with collaborators to prepare multi-investigator grant
Kristi Neufeld Support to travel to University of Iowa to meet with collaborators to prepare multi-investigator grant
Rick Dobrowsky Support to travel to UCSD to set up collaboration on a multi-institutional grant
David Weis Support to travel to University of Kentucky to meet with collaborator to prepare multi-investigator grant

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